3-Year Follow Up Interview with 600+ lb Steve

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Dr. Berg interviews a very interesting follow up interview with Steven Schaafsma, he started out being 600lbs and in this interview he is now down to 248lbs.

Dr. Berg: Hey guy! I have a very interesting follow up from a video we did before on Steven Schaafsma. And this guy started out 600lbs. I am having a picture up right now, we are gonna look at the progression of where he came from, where he is now because people wanted to know, is he still maintaining his weight? How was he doing? I think it has been three years now. Right?

Steven: Yea. 3 years this October 6 since I started.

Dr. Berg: First of all, they are not gonna believe that you are 600lbs right?

Steven: Exactly.

Dr. Berg: But you were 600lbs. Wow, can I just recap on how you got that big because you weren’t born 600lbs. How did you end up being 600lbs?

Steven: I was always like 375 most of my life and then I kind of quit working at a really physical job and I move to a city and I had a more sedimentary job and its slowly kind of crapped on and crapped on about a 8 year period, 10 year period. And the problem was I got so big and I was like “Oh I am gonna try tomorrow and then 3 – 4 years later, It just happen and then all of the sudden I made the decision to start and then I’ve lost and I’ve tried like I have told you before, trying to lose in all those other ways never worked until I started the Keto (Ketogenic Diet) and it is probably the best thing that I ever done and it has been pretty easy actually to do it.

Dr. Berg: And you also did Intermittent Fasting too, right?
Steven: I’ve been doing intermittent fasting now for a year and three months. I have one meal a day and I am a 23.. well like, 23 and a half. I have one meal a day and that’s it.
Dr. Berg: So here you are 600lbs, it seems to me that if you are 600lbs, literally I cannot imagine how your knees feel walking, going upstairs, going in the airport and sitting in a plane like.. It’s just like a whole new different experience I cannot imagine. What was that like?

Steven: It was tough. For a 600lbs I was fairly mobile, but like going up and down stairs. It was tough. I go into sitting in the boot summer and I was sitting in the chair with arms. And of course the plane, I had to have the arm up and then it’s the poor guy sitting beside me right. So, it was tough everything you kinda have to plan out your challenge right? It was everything is just like so logistics or else you couldn’t sit there or you couldn’t be there. It was tough.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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